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Update: Delmar Md. Man Receives $40,000 in Donations to Build Home for Homeless

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 DELMAR, Md. – Since WBOC aired the story about a man who wants to have a home built for the homeless, including a friend who once lived on the streets, Charles Malone received $40,000 in donations overnight.

The excitement does not stop there. Malone said companies have donated enough housing materials for construction. Now, he just needs a place to have the home built and between $15,000 and $20,000 to close the gap.  

" Thank you from the bottom of my heart," said Clint, who likes to be called by his first name.

Clint and Malone are overwhelmed by the amount of support from the community.

"We couldn't fathom this,” Malone said. “ It's just been a great response from the community.”

“You can really tell that the people in our community are 100 percent behind the people that are here,” he said.

Charles, the owner of Lucky's Garage in Delmar, Md., is on a mission to raise enough money to build a home for Clint and other homeless people. Clint spent the last two years homeless. Life has not been easy. As a child, he watched his mother and sister burn to death in a car accident. He managed to escape the vehicle moments before it happened. Clint's grandfather died two years ago, and much of the pain still lingers behind his smile.

Recently, Malone allowed Charles to help him with food, clothing and a place to stay. Now, the dream team is working together help others.

"We would ideally build a house with three to four bedrooms with  two different bathrooms," Malone said.

With thousands of dollars in monetary donations and donated housing materials, Malone said, " the only thing I know that's really left is we have to have the land to build it on and the foundation."

Malone met with a property owner today in Delmar, Del. He looked at a lot behind the post office. However, Malone prefers a location on the Maryland side of Delmar because he wants to keep Clint close.

He is open to suggestions and offers for a vacant lot or property. Malone said he will be able to apply for a permit, once he secures land for the home to be built by the end of March. He welcomes anyone who wants to donate their time to help build or decorate the home that will consist of one level.

 Men and women will be welcome. Malone hopes to open more homes in the future, once this one is built.

"This is priceless; to know that a guy and girl or someone's daughter or son is laying their head on a pillow that is warm and they are safe, there's nothing that's better than that," Malone said.

Clint agrees. Donations are still being accepted at the Bank of Delmarva. The contact person is Marsha Jones.




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